From local favorites and fine dining to authentic bites and international delights, Seattle Southside features excellent culinary experiences in a variety of renowned restaurants with group dining options and a can’t-miss cuisine scene.
Backyard Bites: Locally Grown. Internationally Inspired.
Here in Seattle Southside, your group can dine like the locals with the authentic flavors and signature dishes served up in this Pacific Northwest cuisine scene. In addition to homegrown menus, Seattle’s Backyard is a worldly melting pot that offers an array of international culinary gems, which is reflected in the various ethnic and cultural restaurants in the area. Take your group’s taste buds on a culinary adventure when meeting in our delicious destination.
Three Unique Communities. One Big Cuisine Scene.
Seattle Southside consists of three unique cities—Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila—that have a lot to offer your group’s next meeting, event or reunion, especially when it comes to local food favorites. Experience the true farm-to-table mantra at Copperleaf Restaurant in SeaTac—where some ingredients are grown right onsite in their gardens while others are carefully chosen from small, local Washington state farms, ranchers and fishermen that are aligned with this philosophy. Savor the flavor of seafood at Wally’s Chowder House—which is currently sitting at the #1 spot for TripAdvisor’s top restaurants in Des Moines—or dine with the delicious dishes accompanied by local live music offered at Anthony's Homeport Restaurant & Oyster Bar Grill also in Des Moines. Groups can indulge in dessert before dinner at Seattle Chocolate in Tukwila. The chocolate factory’s blend of chocolate and all-natural flavorings come together to create mouthwatering morsels of decadence for your group. Seattle Chocolate also creates some locally inspired flavor names such as Pike Place Espresso, Tukwila Hazelnut and San Juan Sea Salt.
Worldly Flavors With Native Flair
Our Backyard is known for its booming international dining scene. From Ethiopian to Thai, Japanese to Salvadorian and everything in between, groups will quickly discover that Seattle’s Backyard doubles as a gateway to the world. From the unique flavors of El Salvador featured at Las Palmas in SeaTac to a Thai food-lover’s dream found at Bai Tong in Tukwila, your group is sure to experience a can’t-miss international dish while in Seattle Southside.
Need some international inspiration for choosing your meeting or event catering? Planners can check out the area’s new international food hall, Spice Bridge, and test out each food stall to choose catering based on their experience.
Exceptional Group Dining Experiences
While most hotels and venues offer customized catering, it’s good to get out and experience the culinary excellence in Seattle Southside. From comfort food favorites to exotic dishes, many of the area’s restaurants offer group dining options for all sizes and event types. Our team at the Seattle Southside RTA can help planners find an eatery that fits their group’s tastes and budget!
Pro Tip: Be sure to take advantage of the Do More - Save More Passport for groups to get discounts on attractions, dining and shopping.
Sink Your Teeth Into Salty's
A Seattle Southside favorite with a spectacular waterfront view of Puget Sound, Salty’s at Redondo Beach is a top choice for planners when it comes to finding an accommodating group dining spot. Aside from award-winning food, the restaurant features 5,540 square feet between two rooms for dining and breakout space.
Ballrooms, Boardrooms, & Bites at Billy Baroo's
Located at Foster Golf Links, your group can enjoy the excellent food and good times offered at Billy Baroo’s Bar & Grill. With a ballroom, private boardrooms and an outdoor pavilion, the restaurant provides 3,639 square feet of stunning outdoor space and versatile indoor event rooms with personalized luxury service.
A Local Ode to Odin
Local brewery Odin Brewing Company began with an idea from a craft beer aficionado’s Seattle kitchen table. Featuring 1,650 square feet of space, groups can gather around tables, in a private room or take over the brewery—all while sipping on seasonal beers and enjoying a customizable food menu.
An Italian Fare & Entertainment Pair
Serving up Italian fare, this family-owned and operated restaurant is a true treat for attendees with a hearty appetite and knack for dining entertainment. The Old Spaghetti Factory not only offers a delicious menu at budget-friendly prices, but planners can book the Murder Mystery Dinner where diners are the detectives.
Find the Right Food for Your Group
Everyone has a favorite. Explore more diverse and delectable group dining options by downloading the Seattle Southside Dining Guide—or submit your RFP and let our team handle the dining details for your group’s next meeting, event or reunion in Seattle’s Backyard.